A Farmhouse in the City

1Serving as their own project manager and interior decorator, the Lewises oversaw construction for 2½ years, often by being on site every morning after dropping their kids off at school. “It was truly a creative collaboration of husband and wife!” Mrs. Lewis says. Along with their affection for New England cottages, the couple sought to give their farmhouse a decidedly regional feel as well. “One of our favorite places on earth is the San Ysidro Ranch—a wonderful hotel and spa located in the foothills of Southern California’s wine country. We replicated many of the ranch’s features, such as its metal roofs, board and batten siding, and natural landscaping.”